Neue Burg Museums
- Heldenplatz 01
- 1 525 24-484
- adult/under 19yr €12/free, audio guide €3
- 10am-6pm Wed-Mon
Lonely Planet review for Neue Burg Museums
An ensemble of three museums occupies part of the Neue Burg. The Sammlung Alter Musik Instrumente (Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments) is the best of the bunch and contains instruments in all shapes, sizes and tones. The Ephesos Museum features artefacts from Ephesus and Samothrace donated (some say ‘lifted’) by the sultan in 1900 after a team of Austrian archaeologists excavated Ephesus in Turkey. Last but not least is the Hofjägd und Rüstkammer (Arms and Armour) museum, with a fine collection of ancient armour dating mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries.